Staff Attorney

Tom Ferrant is a Staff Attorney in the CLS Housing Unit.  He works as a lawyer of the day with the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project.  Mr. Ferrant previously owned a criminal defense practice in Philadelphia and clerked for Judge Woods-Skipper during her tenure as President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  Prior to…

Director of Supervision and Professional Development

Jenna Collins is the Director of Supervision and Professional Development at Community Legal Services. Previously Ms. Collins was a supervising attorney in Community Legal Services’ housing unit. Before joining the housing unit, she was a member of the energy unit working on Pennsylvania utility policy and providing direct representation on utitlity issues.  Prior to returning…

Paralegal

Joan Belfus is a paralegal in CLS’ Housing Unit. She is part of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Program (PEPP) which is a program that focuses on providing representation to low-income tenants facing eviction. She is based at the Tenant Landlord Help Center located in Municipal Court. Prior to joining CLS, Joan interned at the Military…

Staff Attorney

Holly Beck is a Staff Attorney in the housing unit at Community Legal Services. Before joining CLS, Ms. Beck represented low-income parents involved in New York City’s child welfare system, first as an attorney at Bronx Defenders for over 5 years, and then as a supervising attorney at Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Ms. Beck…

Abigail Agpaoa is a paralegal in the CLS Housing Unit.

Paralegal

Tony Abata is a paralegal in the CLS Housing Unit.

Paralegal

Lili SmackParalegal Honors & Awards Equal Justice Award, Community Legal Services (2019)

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Larin is a Supervising Attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit, which represents parents in all stages of dependency proceedings, including adjudication, permanency reviews, termination of parental rights trials and appeals. She joined CLS as a staff attorney in 2013. Prior to joining CLS, Elizabeth served for eight years as an Assistant Federal Defender for…

Technical Assistant

Deborah HoldenTechnical Assistant Honors & Awards Equal Justice Award, Community Legal Services (2012)

Staff Attorney

Alex Dutton is a Staff Attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services. Alex defends parents who are at risk of losing their children to foster care due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Before joining CLS, Alex was an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Education Law…